Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) Online Consent Management| Online Registration Procedure| Objectives| Functions| Categories| Documentation| Validity| Flowchart

Important functions under the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act

  1. to plan a comprehensive program for the prevention, control or abatement of pollution of streams and wells in the State  and to secure the execution thereof;

  2. to advise the State Government on any matter concerning the prevention, control or abatement of water pollution;

  3. to collect and disseminate information relating to water pollution and the prevention, control or abatement thereof;

  4. to encourage, conduct and participate in investigations and research relating to problems of water pollution and prevention, control or abatement of water pollution;

  5. to collaborate with the Central Board in organising the training of persons engaged or to be engaged in programs relating to prevention, control or abatement of water pollution and to organise mass education programs;

  6. to inspect sewage or trade effluents, works and plants for the treatment of sewage and trade effluents and to review plans, specifications or other data relating to plants set up for the treatment of water, works for the purification thereof and the system for the disposal of sewage or trade effluents or in connection with the grant of any consent as required by this Act lay down, modify or annul effluent standards for the sewage and trade effluents and for the quality of receiving waters (not being water in an interstate stream) resulting from the discharge of effluents and to classify waters of the State.


Objectives of  Kerala State Pollution Board Committee (KSPCB) 


  1. Sustainable Development: Sustainable development is a wide concept that balances the need for economic growth with environmental protection and social equity.

  2. Prevention: Prevention of natural resources.

  3. Waste Management: Effective Waste Management is a great source to protect the environment.

  4. Consumer awareness: pollution can be reduced by awareness such as by convincing  general public to use CFL, Paper Bags, public transport and not to use firecrackers.

  5. Compliance: KSPCB laid down some guidelines for industries and Health care establishment to reduce environment Pollutant in Kerala.


Main Functions of the Kerala State Pollution Board Committee (KSPCB) 

  1. Provide recommendations to the Kerala Government on any matter concerning prevention and control of water and air pollution and improvement of the quality of air.

  2. Organize the consumer awareness programs on the prevention and control of air and water pollution and waste management through mass media.

  3. Collect, compile and prepare technical and statistical data related to air and water pollution.

  4. Lay down the standard of sewage and trade effluents and for emission from industrial plants, automobiles and Health Care establishments.

  5. To help with the development of new technology for the treatment of sewage, trade effluents, and control equipment.

  6. Issuance of consent certificate to industries falling in different categories such as Orange,  Green, and White.

  7. Issuance the Authorization to industries and health care establishments, falling in  Bio-Medical waste Authorization, Hazardous waste Management Authorization, Plastic Waste Management, Battery waste Management, and E-waste Authorization


KSPCB Categories & Classification of Business Activities

  1. The industries in Kerala has been classified in Red, Orange, and Green category as per the list, indicating the classification of 649  industries as per new guidelines.
  2. The industries categorized under Red, Orange and Green category only need to apply for Consent to Establish (CTE) and Consent to Operate (CTO) under the Air & Water Act. The industries categorized under white category are not required to obtain Consent to establish and operate, it is required only to intimate Kerala State Pollution Control Board(HSPCB) within 30 days from Establishment of business with an undertaking.


Importance of KSPCB Consent Certificate


Why KSPCB certificate is Important

  1. For the establishment of any new or to continue as existing industries

  2. For the new or change in Electricity connection

  3. For new or change in Water connection

  4. For obtaining a license or renewal from Municipal Authority

  5. For Obtaining a License or renewal  from police/ Eating House License

  6. For Obtaining Noc from Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA)

  7. For Obtaining NOC from the Fire Department

  8. For Obtaining license for International Trade


Who are required to take KSPCB Consent certificate

  1. Manufacturing Entities

  2. Health care Establishments

  3. Traders

  4. E-waste Management entities.

  5. Solid waste Management entities

  6. Hazardous Waste Management entities

  7. Battery Waste Management entities

  8. Plastic Waste Management entities

  9. Bio-Medical Waste Management entities


Documents required for obtaining NOC

The following documents and information are required for obtaining consent to Establish (CTE) and Consent to Operate(CTO)

Orange and Green Category:

  1. Authorized Person Pan card

  2. Authorized Person Aadhar card must be linked with updated Mobile No.

  3. Pan card of the unit  in case of Partnership/Company

  4.  Authorization letter (except Proprietorship)

  5. Muncipal/Industry license

  6. Factory/Trade/health Trade License

  7. Proof of registration of the Unit

  8. CA Letter for total project cost

  9. Site Plan / Naksha.

  10. FSSAI Certificate for food businesses

  11. Electricity bill

  12. Proof of Ownership

  13. Water Bill

  14. GST Certificate


Validity Of KSPCB Consent Order:

Consent to Established (CTE )and Consent to Operate (CTO) under Orange category shall be issued for a maximum five years and in the Green, category shall be issued for a maximum of ten years. After a particular period,  it is liable for renewal. Any business entity undergoing a change in business activity, expansion, etc is required to file for fresh consent/CTO from Kerala state Pollution Control Committee.


Flowchart: How to obtain KSPCB CTE/CTO consent

Document Collection
Business Activity Verification
White Category Business Activity
Green Category Business Activity
Orange Category Business Activity
Online submission of Documents
KSPCB Undertaking Generation
KSPCB Certificate Generation
Submission of Signed Hard copy to KSPCB 
Is site under Industrial Area
Is site under Redevelopment Area
Refusal of KSPCB Consent
SDM Letter/Industry Inspector Letter
Online Submission of Documents
KSPCB CTE Application Generation
Submission of Signed CTE Hard Copy application to KSPCB 
Issuance of CTE Consent Certificate
Requirement of Pollution Control Device
Installation of Pollution Control Equipment
KSPCB Lab monitoring of Control equipment
Generation of KSPCB CTO Application
Generation of KSPCB CTO Application
Submission of Signed CTO Application to KSPCB
Issuance of CTO Certificate

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